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Colorado P-3 Resources

Colorado's P-3 Cadre

Learn more about the goals, next steps and lessons learned from the P-3 Cadre members in the Leadership Cadre Profiles.

Early Learning Bill

Early Learning Strategies in Education Accountability: SB17-103 adds a focus on early learning and preschool through third grade (P-3) strategies for schools and districts to ensure all children are on track for success.

Fact Sheets

Preschool through Grade 3 Approach to Learning (PDF)
A P-3 approach is a comprehensive system that builds a high-quality continuum of learning from birth to age eight that is aligned to support the unique needs of all children. This fact sheet focuses primarily on children from age 3 to grade 3.


The Building Capacity: Supporting School Districts with P-3 Alignment webinar provides an overview our P-3 toolkit contents and supports viewers with resources on the CDE website. 


A Summit Seminar focused on P-3 in Colorado was offered at CASE. PreK – 3rd Grade Early Learning Strategies – Learning from Colorado P-3 Leaders (PDF) brought key leaders from Colorado districts together to discuss specific implementation strategies for P-3 approaches.

The National P-3 Center announced the dates and location for the 2018 National P-3 Institute.  This year, this one-of-a-kind professional learning opportunity will be held October 22-25, 2018 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Applications will open mid-April, and be due in June.  Until then, more information can be found here.

Online Learning Opportunities

Connections to P-3 at the Colorado Department of Education  

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